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  • State of the Union Feb 5

    Illinois Lawmakers Invite Special Guests to Attend President Trump’s State of the Union Address

    A large group of Illinois lawmakers will be attending President Donald Trump’s State of the Union address Tuesday night, and many will be bringing special guests.  U. S. Senator Dick Durbin will be accompanied by Westinghouse College Prep student De’andre Wilborn, according to a press release. Wilborn is a talented student-athlete who met Sen. Durbin last October. The two took...

  • director May 25, 2019

    Hate Makes a Comeback in the Pacific Northwest

    Nearly two decades after the Aryan Nations’ Idaho compound was demolished, far-right extremists are maintaining a presence in the Pacific Northwest. White nationalism has been on the rise across the U.S., but it has particular resonance along the Idaho-Washington border, where the Aryans espoused hate and violence for years. The neo-Nazi group was based near Hayden Lake, Idaho, starting in...

  • Governor May 18, 2019

    Female Lawmakers Speak About Rapes as Abortion Bills Advance

    For more than two decades, Nancy Mace did not speak publicly about her rape. In April, when she finally broke her silence, she chose the most public of forums — before her colleagues in South Carolina’s legislature. A bill was being debated that would ban all abortions after a fetal heartbeat is detected; Mace, a Republican lawmaker, wanted to add...

  • Mexico Feb 1, 2018

    Ariz. House Votes to Expel Representative Over Sexual Misconduct Claims

    The Arizona House voted Thursday to expel a Republican lawmaker after a report ordered by legislative leaders of his own party showed he engaged in a pattern of sexual harassment toward women. Rep. Don Shooter of Yuma is believed to be the first state lawmaker in the U.S. to be voted out of his seat since the #MeToo movement against...

  • Attorney Jan 19, 2018

    Sen. Rand Paul’s Alleged Attacker Charged With Federal Crime

    The man accused of tackling U.S. Sen. Rand Paul in the Kentucky lawmaker’s yard has been charged with assaulting a member of Congress as part of a federal plea agreement. And his lawyer echoed what’s long been suggested by neighbors: The attack stemmed from a dispute about yard maintenance. Rene Boucher has signed the plea agreement but no date has...

  • judge Dec 19, 2017

    Across the US, Citizens Speak and Lawmakers Don’t Listen

    Joyce Scott made hundreds of phone calls and knocked on countless doors, helping persuade South Dakota voters to approve a ballot measure last year tightening campaign contribution limits and creating a government ethics watchdog. Republican lawmakers quickly torched the new rules this year and instead are seeking changes that would make it far tougher for residents to bypass the statehouse...

  • facebook Dec 14, 2017

    Kentucky Lawmaker Facing Assault Allegations Dies by Suicide

    Dan Johnson, a Republican state lawmaker in Kentucky who defiantly denied allegations that he sexually assaulted a teenage girl in the basement of his home, died in an apparent suicide Wednesday night, the county coroner said. He was 57. Bullitt County Coroner Dave Billings said Johnson died of a single gunshot wound on Greenwell Ford Road in Mount Washington, Kentucky....

  • NBC Mar 6, 2017

    Iowa Newspaper Calls for Resignation of ‘Sizzler U’ Lawmaker

    A newspaper in Iowa is calling for the resignation of a lawmaker whose “business degree” turned out to be a certificate from “Sizzler U,” NBC News reported. The Ottumwa Courier said that State Sen. Mark Chelgren’s integrity “is gone,” and called him a sham. The Republican lawmaker claimed that he received a “business degree” from “Forbco Management School.” But it...

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